This week, students took their end of unit 1 assessment which focused on reading intensely to grow ideas. Students read a realistic fiction story called “Slower than the rest” about a little boy named Leo who struggles in school, and finds an unlikely friendship with a turtle named Charlie. Students were asked to make interpretations about the characters and determine the theme of the story. The most important concept that we learned throughout this unit was supporting our claims with evidence from the text, we will continue to work on this skill throughout the remainder of the school year.
This week, students reviewed their end of module 1 test which focused on understanding place value up to the millions, standard algorithm of addition and subtraction, and multi-step story problems. I was very impressed with how well students did on their tests, and am eager to share the results with you at conferences. We ended the week by having students take a timed multiplication test, in which they tried to solve 100 problems in 5 minutes. I will use this pre-test as a starting off point for our next unit (module 3) which concentrates on multiplication and division. The best thing you can do to help your child during this next unit is make sure they have their basic math facts memorized.
Next week’s math: EGNY Module 3- Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
This week, students finalized their realistic fiction stories! Next week we will celebrate all our accomplishments and begin our new unit!
Next week’s vocabulary test: No Test due to conferences
Thank you SO much to everyone who came out and joined me on Wednesday and Thursday for Parent Teacher Conferences. I had a wonderful time talking with each and every one of you, and I’m excited to see where this school year takes us. Please remember that I am always here for you and your child, and their 4th grade experience wouldn’t be the same without all the support you provide them both inside and outside the classroom.
Our first holiday party will take place on Tuesday October 30th, from 2:15-3pm. Students will be participating in a school wide costume parade, having a holiday inspired snack, and finishing the afternoon with a few games and crafts. If you are volunteering, please be here at 2:00 to assist in setting up, and make sure that you have passed our district wide background check. Please remember that students may only wear their costumes during the last hour of the day, and no masks, make-up, or props are allowed.
- Tuesday, October 30th- Reading Logs Due/ NO Vocabulary Test
- Tuesday, October 30th- Halloween Parties 2:15pm
- Wednesday, October 31st- Early Release 1:35pm
- Friday, November 2nd- Decades Spirit Day
- Friday, November 9th- Grading Day: NO SCHOOL
- Monday, November 12th- Veteran’s Day: NO SCHOOL
- Thursday, November 15th- Continent Club